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Not a Pigeon

Walking through our residential neighborhood we frequently come across pigeons. So much so that when we round a corner and an unsuspecting bird flies off we automatically assume pigeon. But this time I noticed an unusual fan tail and an impressive wing span. That’s no pigeon I’ve ever seen. And what’s that he’s lugging around?

30 replies to “Not a Pigeon

      1. I’m happy to hear that Chris! Enjoy! We are doing a virtual Disneyland trip today thanks to my “travel agent”/Activities Director daughter who takes her job very seriously. Should be fun. We started yesterday on the Jungle Cruise and the Haunted Mansion. Today is Pirates and hopefully Peter Pan. I hope you have a great day!

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      2. OMG. She is awesome. Is this through the Disney website or something she came up with? You could market this to other families. Have fun with the pirates and Peter Pan.

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      3. She is dreaming up these adventures on her own and then googles them and finds video clips for us to watch together. 🙂 I hope you’re doing well friend!

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    1. I wish I was able to get more pictures. I was only able to get this one. But as it flew passed I noticed a fan like tail similar to a red tail hawk but the black coloring doesn’t seem to fit maybe a dark rough legged hawk? When I searched this part of Northern California those were listed as common to the area. I was hoping you and Ellen would know, LOL!

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    1. Taken where we live in Lincoln, California residential neighborhood near a nature preserve. Caribbean Raptor!!! Think it’s a pet that escaped? It doesn’t look like any of the local hawks I was able to find on google.

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    2. I downloaded that app. Thank you for the recommendation! I uploaded the pic and it came back with “no match found.” So this guy remains a mystery! I really like this app tho. It will be useful. Thanks again!

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  1. Great shot, Sandra,oh my it’s got a meal…..the cycle of life.

    I believe it is a dark morph of either a Red-tailed or Swainson’s Hawk. Search those two for California. Both look very close to your photo. Keep an eye out for him/her, when they hunt successfully in an area, they will return! 🙂

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